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Monday, February 20, 2017

Will you meet with Trump?

By Jere Longman | New York Times STORRS, Connecticut—When Connecticut won its 11th NCAA women’s basketball title last spring—its fourth in a row—President Barack Obama joked that he would keep a room with a cot waiting for Coach Geno Auriemma on the Huskies’ regular visit to the White House. “He does...

Reluctant All-Star

By Scott Cacciola | New York Times NEW ORLEANS—Carmelo Anthony had planned to vacation with his family in Cuba and Puerto Rico. The costs of the trip were nonrefundable. Then the National Basketball Association (NBA) called. Anthony, who remains the face of the New York Knicks, for now if not forever,...

Stage 2, Mate!

NAGA City—Australian Sean Whitfield let his young legs do the heavy work when it mattered most to win by a wheelin Stage Two of the Eight Le Tour de Filipinas that pedaled through unfamiliar territory in Albay and Camarines Sur on Sunday. Whitfield booked his first stage victory in an...
SAN MIGUEL Beer and TNT collide in an all-or-nothing Game Seven of the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup semifinals series today at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. The defending champion Beermen, who struggled all series long against the resilient KaTropa, sent the series...
UNIVERSITY of the Philippines (UP) extended its perfect start to four games to stay as league leaders of Season 79 of University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s volleyball tournament. UP turned down University of Santo Tomas (UST) 25-22, 25-22, 29-31, 25-19 at Sunday’s game at the FilOil Flying...

Seeing red

IF you’re a volleyball fan, you can’t help but feel for the Adamson University Lady Falcons and the University of the East (UE) Lady Red Warriors. While the former historically has put up competitive teams, the latter has a history of underachieving. Sadly for UE, underachieving has become an understatement....
By Anna Jean Kaiser / New York Times RIO DE JANEIRO—It is not uncommon for the Olympics to leave behind some unneeded facilities. Rio, however, is experiencing something exceptional: Less than six months after the Summer Games ended, the host city’s Olympic legacy is decaying rapidly. Empty Olympic buildings abound, puncturing any...
JOINT leaders University of the Philippines (UP) and National University (NU) try to keep their records clean when they face separate opponents today in Season 79 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan City. NU and UP never...
TEHRAN—Iranian media say authorities have allowed female spectators at a beach volleyball tournament after organizers threatened to halt the event in protest. The semi-official ISNA news agency reported that women were allowed into the stadium on Wednesday at the start of the four-day international tournament on Kish island. It says authorities...
Text & Photos by Mike Besa When I last visited Pradera Verde in Lubao, Pampanga, only nine holes was truly ready for play. The clubhouse was unfinished so we checked in for our round at the wake park over a kilometer away. The yardage markers hadn’t been put in and the...
LAST December we broke the story of how TaylorMade had upped the ante with the new M family line of golf clubs and how they somehow managed to eke out even more performance out of the hottest drivers, fairways, hybrids and irons on the market. In the middle of January,...
By David Mackenzie “Visualization is the most powerful thing we have.” —Nick Faldo The Golf State of Mind coaching philosophy is about using everything you have to get the most out of every performance. Visualization is one of those things that doesn’t require any physical skill to learn, but as Nick...
By Tim Reynolds / The Associated Press THE next time Russell Westbrook walks into a locker room to get dressed for a game, Kevin Durant will be there and donning the same uniform. Get ready for, perhaps, the best subplot of All-Star Weekend. Russ and KD, together again. The former Oklahoma City teammates are...
DROPKICK, brainbuster, boston crab, pilediver and moonsault are just some of the moves in the action-filled world of wrestling, making the sport a treat to watch, especially when a wrestler gets to crash his opponent to the ground. Thanks to Kix, fans will get to satisfy their cravings for more...
ATENEO withstood its biggest challenge yet in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 79 men’s football tournament with a 1-0 squeaker over De La Salle recently at the Moro Lorenzo Field. Jarvey Gayoso slipped past Inigo Gonzales and scored from near the box in the 36th minute for his...

In search of streak

ATENEO de Manila and Far Eastern University (FEU) return to action against winless opponents at the resumption of Season 79 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s volleyball action today at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan City. But Ateneo will play Adamson University starting at 4...
By Doug Ferguson / The Associated Press JOHN DALY has thrown golf clubs during fits of frustration over the course of his wild career. He says his putter going into a lake at a Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Tour Champions event last week was not one of them. “If I throw a...
DEFENDING champion Jan Paul Morales of Navy-Standard Insurance and Cris Joven of Kinetix Lab-Army finished 1-2 in Stage Seven to gain precious seconds in their campaign for the overall title halfway through the LBC Ronda Pilipinas on Thursday. Morales and Joven took the tip of a six-cyclist sprint finish of...
THE Philippines returns to its spot on the world cycling map anew tomorrow when the eighth edition of the Le Tour de Filipinas is flagged off from Legazpi City in Albay to Sorsogon. The Le Tour de Filipinas is the only International Cycling Union (UCI) road race in the country...
IT’S back to square one for Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Star but with back-to-back victories, the Gin Kings have the momentum heading into Game Four of their race-to-four semifinals series in the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tip-off is set at 7 p.m....